More on the Meteor Watch…

It’s now less than a week until a new meteor shower MIGHT light up the pre-dawn sky, so I thought I’d go up to our chosen observing site – the northern end of Scout Scar – and check the place out, and take some pictures which will help those of you unfamiliar with the area to get to the right place late on Friday night.

So… it turns out that Scout Scar is INCREDIBLE!!!! Why did no-one MAKE me go up there and see it before now??? What were you all thinking????? The view from up there is spectacular, a greet sweeping 360 degree panoramic view of Kendal and its surrounding countryside. And the view north will be perfect for viewing whatever happens on Friday night/Saturday morning, so thanks again to Simon White for suggesting that…

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Ok… so, here’s where we’re holding our Meteor Watch, after midnight on Friday night…

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…and here’s the car park where you all need park up…

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Aerial views are fine, but don’t tell you what a place looks like from ground level. This is what you will see on the right as you reach the car park entrance…

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Then you need to cross the road and head for this gate…

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Then head up this path…

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…until you reach here

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And that’s roughly where we’ll be observing from. There are a couple of benches up there, but I would recommend taking a deck chair or lawn chair up there to rest on while you’re watching the sky.

I should say again here that there is absolutely no guarantee whatsoever that we will see ANYTHING Friday night/Saturday morning. But we are absolutely guaranteed to see nothing if we don’t try. So, I hope you’ll join us if you can.

1 thought on “More on the Meteor Watch…

  1. Glad you like it Stu! Still find it hard to believe that in all your years in Kendal, you’ve never been to Scout Scar – one of the great locations. This is the view north (taken from just a little further south), with Vega on the horizon almost due north.

    With clear skies it should be a grand night. Bring a flask, everyone!

    Simon

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